The Free Market is Our Best Weapon in the Fight over Cyberspace

In the wake of a series of high-profile cyberattacks, the world has had to respond to concerns about security issues surrounding critical vulnerabilities.  The attacks have hit multiple sectors with far-reaching implications. CNA Financial, a major commercial insurance firm, was recently hit by a massive ransomware attack, crippling its operations until a ransom was paid. […]
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Lawmakers Need to Fix Mississippi’s Initiative Process

What a mess!  Last week Mississippi’s Supreme Court overturned the medical marijuana initiative that voters had overwhelmingly approved in November last year. The ruling renders a democratic decision 1.3 million Mississippians helped make null and void.  Worse, the state Supreme Court ruled that the entire initiative process itself is ‘unworkable and inoperable’, meaning that we no longer […]
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Looking Back: Ten Years of Social Welfare Achievements in Mississippi

“People overestimate what they can accomplish in one legislative session and underestimate what they can accomplish in ten.”  In this series, we are conducting a review of what Mississippi lawmakers have accomplished over the past 10 years. The list provided here is not comprehensive, and we feature only the policies we like: some of which […]
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Tech Talk: An Interview with Sen. Angela Hill

I’m Matthew Nicaud, the Tech Policy Specialist at MCPP, and your host for the Tech Talks interview series. In our Tech Talks, we engage with tech leaders, policy makers, and entrepreneurs to discuss the tech world in the Magnolia state and promote public thought on key tech issues. I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Senator Angela Hill. […]
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Mississippi Takes a Few More Steps Away from Prohibition

Prohibition was ended decades ago, yet it continues to leave a lasting legacy on the state of Mississippi. Whether you prefer beer, liquor, wine, or no alcohol at all, most folks can agree that Mississippi retains a range of laws that unfairly hamper the free market when it comes to the alcohol industry. A range […]
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The 2021 Legislative Session: A Very Good Year for Mississippi

Every session has its share of infighting and ups and downs. The 2021 session was no exception, as we saw two major issues gum up the process. (Stay Calm: Democracy is supposed to work this way.) Led by Speaker Philip Gunn, the House passed a major income tax reform bill. When the Senate declined to […]
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MEC’s Tech Master Program: Building a Skilled Workforce One Student at a Time

The health of the free market in Mississippi, including the technical sector, is highly influenced by the education and ability of our state workforce.  Sustainable economic development cannot be driven sufficiently by the government picking winners and losers. True economic development is grounded in a skilled population that can generate real monetary value through smart, […]
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Mississippi’s 15-Week Abortion Ban Will Get Its Day in Court

(JACKSON, MS) – The U.S. Supreme Court has announced that it will hear arguments in the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. The case considers whether Mississippi’s 15-week abortion ban is constitutional.  In 2018, the Mississippi Center for Public Policy (MCPP) played a key role in drafting the law and educating lawmakers about the important […]
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Supreme Court Takes Up Major Gun Rights Case

The U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to hear a case involving the right to carry firearms outside the home. The case, New York State Rifle & Pistol Association, Inc. v. Corlett, is the first Second Amendment case the high court has taken in more than a decade. The case involves a legal challenge to a New […]
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Are We Seeing the Socialization of America?

For the past century, the United States has been in a league of her own.  From the first flight and the mass production of automobiles to the advent of radio and television through to the digital revolution, almost all the great innovations have happened in America. Europe might have been home of the world’s first […]
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